As another seven days approach, we have yet another week full of wicked Nottingham music for ya. This week sees a Grungy headline show, an Acoustic love fest and some varied charity loving.


This Wednesday at The Bodega you’ll find the Grungy sounds of KAGOULE, as they co-headline a tour with God Damn. With support from BAND OF JACKALS.

Opening the show are the gritty and captivating BAND OF JACKALS the only players of ‘Inner-city Desert Rock’ that we know. Catch the Jackals as they return to the Bodega to bring a bold set of raw riffs, bluesy hooks, insane guitar licks and power-house vocals. There sound has been described as “a sound that has more testosterone than King Kong’s wank sock”, and if that doesn’t make you wanna give ‘em a listen, nothing will.

After an incredible summer playing Glastonbury, supporting some big names around the UK, and signing to Earache Records, 2014 has been the ultimate year for KAGOULE. Echoing classic 90s grunge with elements of Indie-Rock and Punk, they are going to be absolutely tearing the place up! Prepare yourselves for BIG sounds from the three-piece with heavy guitar tones, melodic bass lines and dynamic power-driven beats.

Price: £7
Doors: 7PM


This Wednesday sees the return of HUSH, who are back at The Maze bringing with them plenty of local Acoustic goodness.

Kicking things off we have JAKE BURNS who brings some traditional Folk stylings, influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel. You can definiely hear the influence from these legends, as Jake’s songwriting style is as honest as it is clever; and he has a lovely tone to his voice too.

Up next we have DAN MASON, a fella who’s reasonable new to the Nottingham scene, but oh so welcome? Why? Well, besides being an awesome songwriter, he mixes up the classic Acoustic formula ever so often and brings out a banjo! Yes, a bloody banjo! Everybody loves a banjo! You love the banjo!.. We hope he brings out the banjo.

STANLEY MACKEREL of ARSE FULL OF CHIPS fame is up next. Now, Stanley is a rather special live performer. A lot of us around Notts have seen far more of him than we should, and we’re not talking about wearing his heart on his sleeve. With some brilliantly bizzare tunes and eccentric stylings, Stanley has to be seen to be believed.

That familiar lass ELLIE KEEGAN is up next we her soft Folk stylings. We’ve seen Ellie live a few times now, and she’s always left us impressed at her raw songwriting ability and way around a melody. There’s a lot of Folk artists out there, and Ellie is definitely one to watch out for!

Rounding the night off we have ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER HALE. A fella who doesn’t just stick to the tried and tested formula of writing about his ex. Oh no. This guy writes tunes about stuff like American History, intense loneliness and all manner of other things. Based on his description (which I suggest you check out yourself), he also seems to bring a fair bit of banter. Good on ya lad!

The Hivemind from Derby will also be playing.

Price: £3
Doors: 7.30PM


This Friday you can find three ace acts (all of whom are FSN 2014 alumni), all performing down at The Chameleon in the name of charity.

Opening the show we have the sublime songwriting and beautiful lyrics of JOSH WHEATLEY. He released his EP “Follow The Smoke” all the way back in January, and we bloody loved it. Now, fresh off the back of his successful headline show at The Bodega in August, Josh has got some huge Pop-Folk anthems under his belt, so we highly suggest you get down in time for his set!

THE RASCELS will be bringing their huge Summer Pop-Rock party vibes to the evening. Sounding somewhat like a cool, McFly (yep, that’s possible), these fellas take ridiculously catchy riffs, throw in a bag with huge singalong choruses, top it off with a huge sprinkling of charisma, then shake it all up for one of the most uplifting live performances you’ll see around Notts.

FIELD STUDIES round off the night with epic Ambient-Rock sounds. When we saw them perform “I Am Become Death” at the FSN final, we were truly left speechless, and they’ve only developed since then. Vocalist Chris has a truly stunning unique vocal, which is complemented by the huge soundscapes the band build. They’re almost too good to put into words.

Price: £4 minimum donation
Doors: 7PM

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katey Dawson/Sam Nahirny x